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Summer Pasta Salads: Meet the BLT
What's your favorite sandwich? PB&J? Maybe a classic ham and cheese? Or what about the mother of al sandwiches: THE BLT?!!!
Now put that into a pasta salad and you have a recipe for greatness on your hands.
The best part is - this is actually pretty healthy for you!
The secret to keeping this BLT Pasta Salad recipe on the healthier side without sacrificing flavor is the ingredients themselves. Be sure to pick good quality bacon (see if there is local bacon available in stores!) and get it straight from the butchers counter at your grocery store.
Ingredients:

6 ounces thick cut bacon (about 4 slices)
8 ounces fusilli or similar 100% whole wheat pasta
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Ranch Dressing (try to find the lightest kind)
1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
10 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved (about 2 cups)
2 cups lightly packed chopped romaine (about 3 ounces)
2 cups lightly packed baby spinach (about 2 ounces)
3 tablespoons chopped chives, plus additional to garnish
Get the directions over at the master creator, Well Planted.









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I love that the dressing starts with Ranch dressing and gets 'stretched' by Greek yogurt to make it healthier. I always think that's the best way to find a compromise between health and flavor.